Describing Architecture is an annual exhibition which explores the representation of architectural ideas. Curated by Alice Clancy and Antóin Doyle, the work of over 50 participants is on display bringing together artists, architects, landscape architects, graduates and students. The diverse body of work from models to photography, film, sculpture, drawings and painting offers visitors an insight into the architectural design process.
This year the exhibition was held in the octagonal room in the Irish Georgian Society, South William Street. The building which is in the most atmospheric state of disrepair is set to be carefully refurbished by the society next year. As vital as we're sure the restoration work is to preserving the building, it would be a shame not to see it in its current state so be sure to pop in the next time you're having a stroll about town.
Careful thought was given to the layout of the exhibition which was reminiscent of many architect's offices or student's workspaces. Display tables resembled architect's studio desks with desk lamps illuminating the work upon them. Bull dog clips fixed photographs, drawings and written descriptions about the works to the crumbling walls.
As a recent graduate architect and an architecture student we know all too well how much time goes in to designing and developing architectural projects which may never be realised and are often seen solely by colleagues, fellow students or examiners. This exhibition offers a platform from which this work can be acknowledged and appreciated. We only wish we didn't have to wait another year for the next one!